On April 30th of this year, Paramount Pictures and SEGA unveiled the trailer for Sonic’s live-action film, called simply “Sonic the Hedgehog.” Websites list it as “Sonic the Hedgehog The Movie” to differentiate the film from the games themselves. There were some TV shows with the exact same name, sooo… websites, media outlets, blogs and other media had to use the “movie” distinction.
When the first trailer hit the internet, people didn’t like the look of Sonic, claiming the film put Sonic in a creepy light. It was universally agreed that the Sonic 3D model was far from the source material. Here’s an image of the original Sonic Movie design….
…Compare it to the source material…
Most of the character model’s design was close enough, but the eyes, the mouth, and the arms look out of place against the source material. You can get away with making his arm blue, but the rest of the design was creepy for some. After the backlash, Paramount delayed the release of Sonic The Movie from November, to February 14th, 2020 – Valentine’s Day. After testing out the market with a leaked image of the new design, Paramount released the official trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie….
The film stars Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, while Sonic will be voiced by Ben Schwartz. In the film, Sonic befriends a police officer of Green Hills. Not much of the story has been revealed, but this is loosely based on the Sonic games, so we can expect Dr. Robotnik to be up to no good again.